Firm Profile

McCamant & Durrett Architects is an architecture and consulting firm with offices in Nevada City, California. The husband-and-wife team of Katie McCamant and Charles Durrett has become well known nationally and internationally for the design of cohousing communities, childcare facilities, pedestrian-friendly town planning, sustainable design and development consulting. Since 1987 the firm has provided complete architectural services for a wide range of clients.

In 1988, McCamant and Durrett introduced cohousing to the English speaking world with their seminal book “Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves“. Their most recent book “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities” was released in 2011.

McCamant & Durrett Architects has adapted its cohousing design experience to affordable housing developments and senior neighborhoods. Other projects have included custom strawbale homes, mixed-use developments, town planning, commercial projects, and childcare centers.  The firm seeks opportunities to create community, and sustainability with every project.

McCamant & Durrett’s primary concern is people, their environment and the quality of their lives. The firm works closely with their clients through a unique participatory design process that allows them to build the community, not brick by brick, but decision by decision. A leader in sustainable design, McCamant & Durrett Architects helps clients integrate the energy efficiencies and building systems that make their project sustainable and affordable.